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Sylink
Apr 17, 2004



I have a newer adopted child, it is great. To answer your questions that apply -



What behavioral issues were you up against, if any?
None so far it was an infant adoption, very healthy.

Have you had any luck moving towards adoption and how did the process go/how long did it take?

It took several years, we went through an agency and one match fell through (people make bad decisions) then a fortunate circumstance came up elsewhere for us.


[bHow did the agencies work with you and was their communication up to par? We picked a smaller agency and our case worker has been incredibly responsive and doesn't have 80 other kids and families to worry about which took some concern away.[/b]

For how much money is involved, their communication sucks, and they are trapped in a time warp back to the 1980s in terms of how they use email etc. Months without updates etc. Personal interaction was good and our homestudy lady was great.

Did you have to keep in touch with the bio-parents at all or was it no communication?

Yes, we have a good relationship. This is highly recommended where possible if they are interested and its better for the child. But I am related to the birth parents so its a bit different than the standard stranger infant adoption.


I can try to answer specifics about the process too which is mostly boring and legal -> lots of dollars. Probably cost about 16k total and we'll get a lot back in taxes.

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